DeCONpression 11 - The central
Ohio relaxacon in the dead of winter, IS BACK!
What is DeCONpression?
DeCONpression is a weekend long party in Columbus, Ohio on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend filled with sci-fi/fantasy fans. Modestly priced tickets are available to the adult public the entire weekend. It is considered a "relaxacon" as opposed to your typical sci-fi convention. At most cons you are running around to meet your favorite celebrity, rushing to catch an educational panel or workshop, getting ready for a big masquerade contest and otherwise filling a busy schedule to work for your con going experience. DeCon, on the other hand, is a much more calm and relaxed environment to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
So what happens at DeCON?
There is some shopping to be done in our dealers room, there are movies in the movie room and there are a few panels and workshops to attend, but the pace is soothing and fun. We host a midnight swim in the hotel swimming pool that is reserved for DeCON attendees only on both Friday and Saturday nights. There are bangin' parties with incredible drink concoctions hosted by the infamous U.B.B. Columbus. Our consuite always puts out a fun variety of foods and beverages to meet most any needs and desires, including an impressive gluten free selection. You will often find card and board games going on at tables in the consuite, including my personal favorite "No $#iT There I Was..." the greatest story telling game ever.
Unlike your usual cons, instead of a Guest of Honor we have a Ghost of Honor carefully selected and voted on by the previous year's attendees. The Ghost of Honor for DeCON 11 will be Nostradamus. Saturday morning there is a brunch with trivia to help ease your Friday over indulgence. There will be a few creatively selected panels and workshops to attend, including a free professional dance lesson before Saturday night's dance. Saturday night also brings us a time honored tradition of the "Indentured Servant" role-play auction. Sunday is a day of recovery, eating a good meal in the consuite. Then we end our weekend with a giant drawing, where many fun themed gift baskets and goodies are given away.
What's new? (Updated
DeCONpression 11 is underway. Sign
up for the Saturday Brunch (yes it has moved to Saturday so more people can take part) to play Quotes!
Page: Last years' DeCON 10 attendees selected Nostradamus as our ghost of honor.
Martin Luther King weekend
January 17-19, 2014
Membership is currently $35 and will go up to
$40 on January 1st, 2014. For all the awesome
people who wait until the last minute to
register so that they can pay extra to help with
con costs, your wait is over! There are now
donation options available here on the
website. Registering now helps us with our
planning and puts you in the drawings for
Other prices and information available
on the membership page.
Worthington Holiday Inn
7007N. High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
Call 614-436-0700 to make your reservation!
Rooms are $85/night! (MENTION
DeCONpression to get the room rate)
This room rate is only available until Jan 8th,
2014 and DeCON will only get a room block
credit until Jan 8th, 2014. Any reservations
made after that will be at full price(Almost
double!) with no exceptions per the hotel.
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